Hi! I’m Sara Thielsen, Founder of Well Beyond the Kitchen. I am a Nutritionist, Clean Living Enthusiast, Executive Director with Beautycounter, and Writer.

I created Well Beyond the Kitchen to help you feel empowered and less overwhelmed about what you put in AND on your body. I love to share with my community to make nurturing your whole self easy, so that you don’t have to spend hours researching which sunscreen to use, the easiest way to make bone broth or which water filter is best. You’ll find all this and much more here, my newsletter & on Instagram!

There’s no way around it – navigating what to eat, and what products to use on our bodies’ has become extremely confusing and overwhelming. I’ve been on a 15 year journey healing my own skin, slowly switching to safer products for me and my family, finding simple nourishing recipes, and learning to listen to my body. Over time, I found my way. And now, I’m here to share my “how to live well beyond the kitchen” roadmap so that you don’t have to figure it out on your own. This journey doesn’t have to be hard – or all at once. 

Learn more about my tried and true favorite (safe) products in the ‘Clean Living Corner’ tab at the top. Check out the ‘Recipe’ section for my go-to weeknight meals, snacks and tips for how to make feeding your family easier. We’re talking all the ways to nurture your whole self –  lifestyle, motherhood, skincare and more here and on Instagram – all the time. 

Thank you for being here! You aren’t just what you eat. And you aren’t alone. Let me guide you, I’m here for it!

"Do the best you can until you know better. When you know better, do better."

– Maya Angelou

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Being informed about what is in our cosmetics and personal care products is incredibly important for the health of ourselves and our loved ones – and the future of this nearly unregulated industry.

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